Declining Abortions Indicates More Women Choosing Life

Posted on | February 7, 2014 by Lisa Correnti |

A closer examination of a recent Guttmacher report that showed a significant drop in abortions could be due to more women choosing to have their babies.

It’s no surprise that Guttmacher attributes the decline of 150,000 abortions from 2008 to 2011 a result of greater contraceptive use with more women choosing to use long acting contraception — hormonal injectables, implants, etc. This would be good news for the Obama administration — they could certainly use it to support the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare.

However a closer analysis by the National Right to Life reveals that there were less abortions because more pregnant women chose Life! It also showed that clinics that performed the most abortions on an annual basis were the ones that saw the largest decline in women coming to them to seek an abortion. This would indicate the “pro-choice woman” — the woman that would seek her reproductive health needs from, say, a Planned Parenthood clinic — is now more pro-life than 3 years ago. Read the analysis here.

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